court rulings

Justice Carpio: Ruling ‘reaffirms mankind’s faith in rule of law’

Jul 12, 2016 - 5:57 PM

The Philippines foremost legal expert on the West Philippine Sea says the tribunal s ruling also reaffirms the wisdom of the Constitution in renouncing war as an instrument of national policy

2016 CHALLENGE. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says presidential candidates must say whether or not they will withdraw the arbitration case against China.

Not good for Grace Poe

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The Supreme Court s minute resolution on the Poe case in effect keeps the door open to a legitimate contest – after the election

SC slams ‘lackadaisical’ Comelec over voting receipts

Mar 09, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The Supreme Court gives the Comelec a mouthful about the poll body s failure to comment on the case regarding voting receipts

TESTING THE PROCESS. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista uses a vote-counting machine as he demonstrates the voting procedure in a Metro Manila mall in October 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ballots can’t replace voting receipts – SC

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:14 PM

‘We see no reason why voters should be denied the opportunity to read the voter s receipt after casting his or her ballot ’ the Supreme Court says

ELECTION PREPARATIONS. Comelec-deployed staff test ballot papers on vote-counting machines in a warehouse in Santa Rosa, Laguna, on February 4, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Comelec’s options after SC order for vote receipts

Mar 09, 2016 - 3:25 PM

However the most workable scenario is out of Comelec’s hand It is up to the Supreme Court to at least hold that the ruling would be prospective in application

MOCK ELECTIONS. Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) in Bagong Pag-asa Elementary School in Quezon City remove election results after transmitting. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

After gay marriage ruling: Is legalized polygamy around the corner?

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:55 AM

The US Supreme Court s use of fundamental rights and equal protection to establish a right to marry has kept the road to polygamy open at least for now

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 26: Same-sex marriage supporter Stuart Gaffney hugs a friend while celebrating the U.S Supreme Court ruling regarding same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Enduring, legal love: A Filipino lesbian wedding

Jun 28, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Award winning photographer Rick Rocamora captures a Fil Am lesbian couple s wedding in California

Fil-Ams on #LoveWins: 'A victory twice over'

Jun 27, 2015 - 11:51 PM

Many in the FilAm legal community have been strong supporters of same sex marriage

ELATION. Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Executed Chinese teenager found innocent 18 years on

Dec 15, 2014 - 1:40 PM

The Chinese teenager named Hugjiltu was found guilty and put to death in Inner Mongolia in 1996 but doubt was cast on the verdict when another man confessed to the crime in 2005

Uber car pick-up service halted in Germany

Sep 02, 2014 - 10:05 PM

A German court rules Uber does not have the necessary legal permits and bans it from operating in the country

The wheat from the chaff

Jul 25, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The only thing of any value is the truth The rest is trivia

RH law: A mixed blessing

Apr 11, 2014 - 11:14 AM

If the two sides in the RH law debate can work together to uplift the health condition of the most marginalized in society the real winner will be the entire nation

Yolanda Ong

SC verdict on RH law: Both sides optimistic

Apr 08, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Early Tuesday morning both the pro and anti RH camps gather in Baguio City to await the verdict on the constitutionality of the RH law

Rappler Newscast | February 20, 2014

Feb 20, 2014 - 10:37 PM

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Is the PDAF an equalizer?

Oct 24, 2013 - 5:00 PM

The Supreme Court says in 1994 that pork barrel funds are an attempt to make equal the unequal but data from 2010 to 2013 indicate otherwise

German court rules Internet as 'essential' item

Jan 25, 2013 - 4:24 PM

A German court rules that the Internet is essential allowing a man to receive compensation after being unable to use his DSL connection for two months

ESSENTIAL INTERNET. A German court rules the Internet is an essential item.

S. Korea court says Samsung, Apple infringed patents

Aug 24, 2012 - 2:45 PM

The ruling is part of a bitter international patents battle between the two rival firms and comes ahead of a high stakes US jury verdict expected to set the course of their tussle for smartphone and tablet PC supremacy